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Child spirituality

Janet Seden explores the importance of understanding children’s spiritual and religious needs.

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How Elvish has had greater impact than Esperanto

Why has Tolkien's fantasy language had a greater impact than those who attempted to engineer a universal language?

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History & The Arts 

Neil Gaiman on his inspirations as a fantasy author

Author, Neil Gaiman, discusses how P.L. Travers (author of Mary Poppins) and Enid Blyton were both a catalyst for his love of fantasy fiction. 

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Quiz: Create your perfect fantasy world

Inspired by the likes of J K Rowling or are you totally bewitched by witches and mythical creatures? Take this speedy quiz to find out what your perfect fantasy world is like. 

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Sleuths, Spies & Sorcerers: Andrew Marr’s Paperback Heroes

Andrew Marr deconstructs detective fiction, fantasy epics and spy novels - the books we really read. He unpicks their conventions to show how these books keep us turning the page in our latest OU co-production with BBC Four. 

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History & The Arts 

Why do so many children’s stories feature magical creatures?

Dr Dena Attar explores why children's stories are often filled with magical creatures.

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Health, Sports & Psychology 

A reader's guide to Lords And Ladies

A parody of a Midsummer Night's Dream set in the Kingdom of Lancre - but what do you make of Terry Pratchett's work?

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History & The Arts 

Shakespeare: Our contemporary?

Gill Stoker considers to what extent Shakespeare would be at home in our contemporary world.

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